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Learn and engage with key issues facing Minnesota's climate and environment.


The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) is excited to bring back our three-part Continuing Legal Education (CLE) series — The Green Beagle —  for 2023. The free series will consist of two online sessions and culminate in an in-person half-day session in the fall. 

As a leading public interest environmental nonprofit in Minnesota, MCEA is on the cutting of edge of environmental litigation in the state of Minnesota. We invite you to join our legal experts for pertinent and engaging sessions on the threat of nitrate pollution on drinking water, new Minnesota laws and proposed EPA rules impact on Minnesota's energy future, and a reflection on one of Minnesota's bedrock environmental laws: Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA).

MCEA's free Continuing Education Series (CLE) series is geared towards lawyers but anyone seeking a deeper dive is welcome.



#`1 — There's something in the water: Legal tools to protect drinking water from nitrate pollution


June 27th, 12:00pm (webinar)

one standard CLE credit will be applied for

Nitrate pollution in groundwater is a growing problem in agricultural areas of our country, including Minnesota. Hear from state and national experts about the problem and attempts to urge federal regulators to address it using emergency authority under the Safe Drinking Water Act and other tools.

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Leigh Currie, Director of Strategic Litigation, MCEA

Carly Griffith, Water Program Director, MCEA

Tyler Lobdell, Staff Attorney with Food & Water Watch



#2 — New laws in clean energy: What is means for how Minnesota powers the future


Aug 22nd, 12:00pm (WEBINAR)

one standard CLE credit will be applied for

Coming off a historic Minnesota Legislative session, new laws will bolster our state's efforts to build a clean energy future. Join us to learn what these new state laws will require, in addition to how new rules proposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will impact Minnesota's energy future.

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#3 — The 50th anniversary of the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA)


Oct. 24th, half day (in-person)

2.5 standard CLE credit will be applied for

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of one of our state's bedrock environmental laws: the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA). Join us in-person for a half day symposium on how this law shaped a half decade of environmental protection in Minnesota, and what's ahead.

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